From RonStygar_at_aol.com Sun Jun 25 23:44:56 2000
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 02:44:17 EDT
Subject: <e36> Lets Skaggs pedal my '00 M coupe plus
I had reservations about installing metal pedals in my car. Last Fall I
tried ordering a set of John Skagg's pedals for the experience. He responded
that he was in school mode. He said that he would be happy to make me a set
this coming spring. Someone was kind enough to let me try a set, that they
purchased, if I would help him install a set in his car.
The quality of the pedals is excellent. The fit for the gas pedal is not
perfect but workable since it overlaps. The clutch and brake pedals fit well
duplicating the stock shape, again with over lap. They have a slightly
larger radius. With overlap the edges do not show.
The dead pedal does not fit that well. It needs to be taller and shaped
differently. I didn't install it. It looks tacked on just like the new E39
M5 one does installed on an E36.
The pedals come with both black and stainless (use what you like) Allen
mounting screws with nylon locking nuts. The screws fit flush with the
surface of the pedals. The install is relatively easy depending on how handy
you are and what tools you have. The gas pedal takes a little effort. Small
fingers are an asset here.
Here are some more details on
installing the Skaggs pedals.
I'm told that metal pedals are slippery when wet. In my experience, the
rubber ones are too. With the Skagg's pedals, the dry grip is much better, I
assume because of the sharp edges of the mesh. Because of this, the wet grip
is better too. They are definitely a keeper. Nicest pedal set out there in
You can purchase the aluminum clutch, brake and gas pedal set from John
Skagg's (J S SKAGGS_at_aol.com)for $95.95. Not sure, but I think that he gets $59.95 for his dead pedal.
As mentioned above, the dead pedal he offers really doesn't fit the Z3's or
other E36's that well. It looks tacked on, mainly because it doesn't fit
that well. John wasn't interested in coming up with a new design for me.
Based on that, I came up with a design that fits all E36's. Making it
slightly thinner and securing it from below further supports the not tacked
on look too. Making it fit was the answer though. I'm selling my version of
the Skaggs like dead pedal, by request, for $108.00 plus shipping.
The added thickness (along with the clutch stop) is perfect for me in the
coupe. Both let you sit further back. Keep in mind that the Skagg's brake
and clutch pedals are slightly thinner than the stock rubber ones (but could
be easily adjusted to whatever). This also works well for people with leg
problems (less of a leg bend) and people with short legs.
Ron_at_unofficialbmw.com, FLI BMW, FLY BMW, Marlborough, CT
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